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Tuesday, April 4 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions

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Meet one on one with experts and members of the Dallas business community! Read the member bios below and follow the link to slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Todd McGee | CEO | CataBoom
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Todd Sinelli | Founder | Awaken Astonishment
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Lulu Amin | Owner | Amin & Co
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Ladna "Lulu" Amin is an Entrepreneur, Marketing Maven & Dynamic Strategist based in Dallas, Texas. A born Marketer, with over 10 years of extensive experience in global strategic marketing and brand development, Lulu is passionate about helping innovative beauty, spa and wellness brands ​GROW​ .  Over the years her expertise in digital marketing, event branding, and influencer strategy, have given her the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most respected luxury brands, such as: Gilt Groupe, LVMH, ​L'Occitane, ​Jo Malone, EarthWater and many more.  She is also the Founder and Publisher of DFW Beauty Guide, the premier guide to the BEST beauty, spa and wellness brands in the DFW metroplex and beyond. As well as the Founder of DFW Influencers, the largest database of local Dallas/Ft.Worth bloggers and social media enthusiasts. Lulu is an advocate for multicultural awareness and "The Entrepreneurial Spirit". She's also an avid lover of MENA travel, halal beauty, clean living, holistic wellness, living on purpose, go-getters and dreamers alike.  

Jennifer H Gormer | CEO, Founder | Idea to Profit
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Jennifer is the CEO of Idea 2 Profit™, Inc., (I2P) a Learning Firm that trains entrepreneurs how to conceptualize their genius (content) to write and develop products for profit. I2P provides training, workshops and business solutions for start-up and seasoned. I2P develops training, coaching materials, eBooks, and Job Aids for businesses, while providing training in the areas of corporate sponsorship, content mistakes and content development.

Abu Sadeq | Founder, CEO | Zartech
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Abu is the Founder and CEO of Zartech, a cybersecurity products and advisory services company based in Dallas. Zartech empowers businesses to gain greater cybersecurity maturity by using data-driven analysis and industry best practices to transform and make impactful business decisions.

Having come up from the trenches in business & IT, Abu has served in positions of increasing responsibility and his most recent industry position was as the business unit CIO/CISO for a $1.2B global manufacturing unit. He also has specific industry experience in Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Health Care, Oil & Gas, and Consumer Goods. Abu has a post-graduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. When he is not busy with his start-up, Abu enjoys playing soccer few times a week.

Abu can advise based on his recent experience with founding a start-up and also from his 23 years background in technology. 

Zach Weismann | Director of Business Development | Human Design
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Zach is extremely passionate about the intersection of technology and social good, recognizing the power technology, economics, and business have to be forces for good.

He currently serves as Director of Business Development at Human Design, a creative agency whose mission is to help move the human race forward.

For the past 8+ years, Zach has worked with large brands, NGOs, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and startups on key issues such as sustainability, conservation, corporate social responsibility, technology adoption, and innovation. His career has enabled him to work on global issues in over 25 countries spanning 6 continents, taking him from the banks of Lake Titicaca in rural Puno, Peru to on commercial set with Jackie Chan and Spike, the 6,000-pound live rhinoceros.

Ricky Tejapaibul | Investor, Mentor
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Ricky Tejapaibul is an investor in early stage companies and advisor in business and finance strategy. Ricky has invested in and actively mentors many startups ranging from hardware, software, internet of things, media, fin tech, energy, travel, sharing economy, education, and real estate.

Prior to focusing most of his time on startups, Ricky worked in many capacities in the finance world including capital markets, corporate treasury, and pensions at Motorola Solutions, structured finance and restructuring at General Motors New York Treasurer’s Office, investment banking at Citigroup, and management consulting using the Economic Value Added framework at Stern Stewart.

Ricky earned multiple master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University including an MBA, MS in Public Policy and in Financial Economics while studying in the doctoral program as a William Larimer Mellon fellowship recipient. He also earned an MS in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

Heath Barnett | CEO | Partake
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Heath Barnett graduated from Texas State in 2013 with a degree in Finance. He started off trading financial derivatives for Oil and Gas and then joined a pipeline construction company, Rapid Pipeline Services, as the Chief Financial Officer. After a successful career in Oil and Gas, Heath joined Accenture and their Transaction Services Team. His team was responsible for less than 3% of the transactional volume, but represented almost 50% of the company’s transactional value. After Accenture, He started his own company, Partake Technologies, known as Partake, which is a mobile commerce platform that connects golf courses with their customers to provide an on-demand omnichannel shopping experience.  He is an advisor for multiple other startups in a variety of industries and believes that his main purpose in life is to be an Entrepreneur, Protagonist, Husband, and Friend. 

Business Banking and Finance Mentors

John Knight | Business Development Manager | Chase
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Jim Baker | Business Relationship Manager | Chase

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Mathew Moore | Business Development Manager | Chase
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Tuesday April 4, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp - 2nd floor 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201